Trump 5G Fighter Heads to Fox

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The White House is losing a champion of the free-market approach to 5G to the new Fox Corporation’s Washington office. Gail Slater, a special assistant to the president on tech, telecom, and cybersecurity, will leave her role in the administration and join Fox as a senior vice president of policy and strategy. Slater was on the front lines in a fight between administration officials and Trump allies over the future of 5G networks. As an adviser to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, Slater backed the traditional approach to wireless buildout over an alternative wholesale model promoted by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale. She also helped coordinate White House support for the Federal Communications Commission’s approach on 5G. “Gail is a true professional,” FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly said. “I’ve appreciated her level-headedness and thoughtful, steady hand in the administration’s policy approach to many communications matters.”

Trump 5G Fighter Heads to Fox Commissioner O'Rielly Statement on Gail Slater Departure from NEC (FCC)